AmeriCorps State and National

AmeriCorps State and National provides funds to local and national organizations and agencies committed to using national service to address critical community needs in education, public safety, health, and the environment.

Each of these organizations and agencies, in turn, use their AmeriCorps funding to recruit, place, and supervise AmeriCorps members.

After successful completion of their term of service, AmeriCorps members earn an AmeriCorps Education Award that can be used to pay for college or graduate school at Title IV schools, or to repay qualified student loans. Fulltime AmeriCorps members also receive a modest living allowance, health care benefits, and child care.

In addition to these benefits, AmeriCorps members learn new skills, acquire qualities of leadership, and gain a sense of satisfaction from taking on responsibilities that directly affect peoples’ lives.

Eligibility for AmeriCorps State and National: AmeriCorps State and National programs are open to U.S. citizens, nationals, or lawful permanent resident aliens age 17 and older. Members serve full- or part-time over a 9 to 12 month period.

Where can you serve in AmeriCorps State and National? AmeriCorps members serve in AmeriCorps State and National projects in every state, U.S. territories, and on tribal reservations. Click on the programs to the below to learn about AmeriCorps*State programs in New Hampshire.

New Hampshire AmeriCorps Programs

AVAP logo

Mission of the Program:

The AmeriCorps Victim Assistance Program (AVAP) addresses critical public safety needs through community service and promotes a lifetime commitment to volunteerism. The AmeriCorps Victim Assistance Program is a multi-agency collaboration to ensure direct services are available to victims of domestic and sexual violence and stalking.

AVAP provides members with an experience that instills a commitment to civic engagement and responsibility. Direct Services are based on an empowerment model of advocacy and support for each victim’s choices. Program design is responsive to local community needs in development of services, sites for member placement and recruitment of a diverse member corps.

Service performed by members:

AmeriCorps Victim Assistance Program members serve as advocates, who are placed at crisis centers, police departments, prosecutor’s offices, child advocacy centers, NH Department of Corrections, and the NH Department of Justice.

Members also provide outreach and education to over 2,000 people annually at schools, community agencies and at various organizations and groups.

Area Served: Statewide

Contact Information:
Natalie Ryckman, AVAP Coordinator
NH Coalition Against Domestic & Sexual Violence
PO Box 353
Concord, NH 03302-0353

603-224-8893 x 315
natalie@nhcadsv.org
www.nhcadsv.org

City Year

Mission of the Program:

City Year New Hampshire, works to bridge the gap in high-poverty communities between the support that students actually need, and what their schools are designed and resourced to provide. In doing so, this organization helps to increase graduation rates across the country, and changes the lives of the students they serve.

Service performed by members:

City Year New Hampshire Corps Members serve in Manchester elementary schools. Each team supports students by focusing on the ABCs – attendance, behavior, and course performance. Evidence-based research has identified these early-warning indicators of dropping out of school. Corps members provide one-on-one and group tutoring, mentoring, overall classroom support, and after-school programs that help create an improved learning environment for students.

In addition to their in-school service, City Year corps members coordinate service projects and workshops for corporate and school partners. Through these efforts, City Year’s work impacts children and communities in Manchester and across the Granite State.

Areas Served: Manchester

Contact Information:
Quinn Slayton, Impact Director
City Year NH
848 Elm Street, Suite 201
Manchester, NH 03101

603-218-5082
qslayton@cityyear.org
www.cityyear.org/newhampshire

Goodwill Industries of NNE

Mission of the Program:

The Granite State Education Corps uses AmeriCorps members to help increase the academic engagement of students from schools with either high numbers of students living in poverty, or schools that have not met Adequate Yearly Progress as defined by the State Department of Education and the Federal Department of Education.

Service performed by members:

Granite State Education Corps AmeriCorps members use three research proven methods to increase academic engagement; mentoring, service learning, and/or academic support. Members are placed individually at host site schools or organizations to serve. This service can be provided in schools, during after school programs, or in other innovative models.

Area Served: Statewide

Contact Information:
Scott Dupee
AmeriCorps Program Representative
Goodwill Industries of Northern New England
38 Locke Rd Unit 2
Concord, NH 03301

603-223-0603

scott.dupee@goodwillnne.org
www.goodwillnne.org

Mission of the Program:

The mission of the Student Conservation Association, New Hampshire Corps (SCA) is to build the next generation of conservation leaders and to inspire lifelong stewardship of the environment and communities by engaging young people in hands-on service.

 

Service performed by members:

Each year, 30 full time volunteers contribute more than 50,000 service hours, providing environmental education programming to the state’s residents and visitors, and also completing conservation service projects that improve and protect the state’s cultural, recreational, and natural resources.

The mission of SCA New Hampshire is to serve the communities and lands of New Hampshire while also building the member’s leadership and technical skills in the conservation field. In the tradition of the Civilian Conservation Corps, SCA NH Corps members perform direct hands-on service while developing their ethic of service and citizenship. These highly motivated 18-to-25-year-olds enhance and protect natural areas through environmental education programs, interpretive ranger programs, and conservation stewardship projects across the state.

Area served: Statewide

Contact Information:
Bryan Young
Program Officer- NH AmeriCorps
Student Conservation Association
75 South Main St. Unit 7 PMB 116
Concord, NH 03301

P: 603.485.2191
C: 518.588.1362
bblankenstein@thesca.org
www.thesca.org/nhcorps

Mission of the Program:

Campus Compact for NH’s Success Corps program’s mission is to provide a variety of interventions to encourage access to college for economically disadvantaged youth and/or youth with special/exceptional needs in New Hampshire.

Service Performed by Members:

A total of 127 members (a mix of full-time and less than full-time) will provide one on one supportive relationships with an adult to assist with homework management, test preparation, developing study skills and time management as well, encouraging academic preparedness by working with students to assist with course selection and promote an academically rigorous course of study to improve college application success. They will also create meaningful interactions with students about college. They will stimulate student awareness of the opportunities college offers, share strategies for college preparedness, and encourage students to pursue a college education. Specific activities include: Increasing understanding of the college going process by providing opportunities for students to learn the application process for college, assisting with applications, offering college visit opportunities, assist with accessing scholarships and provide FAFSA education.

Area served: Statewide

Contact Information:
Chelsea Christiansen
Program Coordinator
Student Conservation Association
75 South Main St. Unit 7 PMB 116
Concord, NH 03301

P: (603) 223-2302 Ext 313
christiansen@compactnh.org

Mission of the Program:

The Lakes Regions Conservation Corps (LRCC) is a 22.5 week AmeriCorps service program that develops skills and experiences for conservation professionals. LRCC members are the driving force behind the Squam Lakes Association’s conservation efforts. The program provides hands-on conservation work experience and numerous certifications over a broad range of areas, which ensures that LRCC members are capable of independently approaching a variety of tasks in the environmental conservation field.

Service Performed by Members:

Members remove invasive species from the Squam watershed, manage and act as caretakers at our backcountry campsites, maintain the SLA’s 50+ miles of trails, educate the public on local and regional conservation initiatives, spearhead reports on conservation efforts, lead SLA volunteer crews and ensure the daily functioning of the Squam Lakes Association’s programs. The trainings, certifications, and experiences also develop important professional skills that are applicable to future careers within any occupational and educational field. The program ensures that LRCC members are capable of independently approaching a variety of tasks, acting as a leader within any situation, and thinking critically to solve any problem that may arise.There are two half-year LRCC programs over the course of the year. In the summer/fall season they run a ten person LRCC crew and in the winter/spring season they run a five person LRCC crew.

Areas Served: Lakes Region

Contact Information
Melissa Leszek
Community Engagement Coordinator
Squam Lakes Association
Holderness, NH 03245

P: 603.968.7336
melissaleszek@squamlakes.org
https://www.squamlakes.org/lrcc